FIRST PIC: See New American Idol Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Join Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest!

Entertainment Sep. 17, 2012 AT 8:30AM
Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson on the set of AMERICAN IDOL Sunday, Sept, 16. Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson on the set of AMERICAN IDOL Sunday, Sept, 16. Credit: Michael Becker / FOX.

The American Idol judges' table just got major doses of hip-hop and country!

On Sunday, FOX announced that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were officially joining Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson as judges on American Idol.

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Shortly after that announcement, the show's longtime host Ryan Seacrest shared the first shot of the brand-new foursome at the judges' table via Facebook. "After some musical chairs, here's how the new American Idol judges will be seated," Seacrest, 37, wrote beneath a photo of Carey, 42, Urban, 44, Minaj, 29 and Jackson, 56, sitting down together (with Seacrest standing above) in midtown NYC.

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"With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol's star power has never been so great," executive producer Simon Fuller told Us in a statement.

Us was first to break news in August that "Starships" rapper Minaj would be joining the panel. She, Carey and country crooner Urban are filling the seats vacated following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler earlier this year.

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Tell Us: What do you think of the new panel?

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